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Beaufort International Film Festival Selects Finalists For 2018

Beaufort International Film Festival Selects Finalists For 2018


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The Twelfth Annual Beaufort International Film Festival (BIFF) will host thousands of film lovers from around the world starting Feb. 21 and continuing to Feb 25 in the historic coastal town of Beaufort, SC. Considered one of the fastest growing film festivals in the southeast, festival organizers are expecting their biggest crowds yet. With over 12,000 attending some part of the five day festival in 2017, even more are expected to attend in February.

Awards will be presented in the areas of Features, Documentaries (Feature and Short), Short Films, Student Films, Screenplays, Animation. Comedy and Audience Choice. Also, winners will be named for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director

BIFF 2018 also marks the inaugural presentation of the Pat Conroy Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is being presented to Military Technical Advisor, Actor, and Author Dale Dye. "If you look at his body of work in the film industry over the past three decades, read the stories from the directors he has worked with like Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, and Oliver Stone, you'll see why we're so very honored to present the first Pat Conroy Lifetime Achievement Award to Hollywood Legend Dale Dye," stated Beaufort Film Society President Ron Tucker.

Set Decorator Missy Ricker will receive the prestigious "Behind the Scenes Award" for her nearly 20 years of career achievements in the film and television industries.

"Our Official Selections represent the very best in filmmaking brilliance. Every human emotion will be affected ranging from intense anxiety to a pull to the funny bone." stated Rebecca Tucker, Co-Festival Director.

Forgive, Don't Forget Directed by: Brad Bennett, Jonah Guelzo, Austin Journey, Paul Ufema, Lynchburg, VA (SC Premiere)

I Am Still Here Directed by: Mischa Marcus, Los Angeles, CA (SC Premiere)
The Man From Outer Space Directed by: Ben Hall, Los Angeles, CA (SC Premiere)
Expectant Directed by: Benjamin Sliker, Matthew Bumby, Fort Mill, SC (World Premiere)
Uncle Silas Directed by: Sayra Player, Rebecca Brillhart, New York, NY (SC Premiere)
Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times Directed by: Marcus Markou, London, United Kingdom (SC Premiere)

STUDENT FILMS
Citizen Directed by: Robert Bracker, Orange, CA (Chapman University/Dodge College) (SC Premiere)

Distress Directed by: Lane Lyle, Orange, CA (Chapman University/Dodge College) (SC Premiere)

It's Just a Gun Directed by: Brian Robau, Orange CA (Chapman University/Dodge College) (SC Premiere)

Marty and Stacy's Pixelated Dream Show Directed by: Paul Mowry, Orange, CA (Chapman University/Dodge College) (SC Premiere)

Night Call Directed by: Amanda Renee Knox, Los Angeles, CA (Chapman University/Dodge College) (SC Premiere)

Pickle Directed by: Grant Moore, Orange, CA (Chapman University/Dodge College) (SC Premiere)

Johnny Ray Diaz (I Am Still Here - Feature Film)
Aliyah Conley (I Am Still Here - Short Film)
Misha Marcus (I Am Still Here -Feature Film)
Felix Martiz (400 Miles - Short Film)
For more information about the 12th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival, visit beaufortfilmfestival.com. The festival is produced by the Beaufort Film Society.

The Beaufort Film Society is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3, member-supported organization, dedicated to providing the highest levels of entertainment and education to the public from all areas of the film industry.




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